Running around the streets of New York’s “burbs,” on a nice January morning…stress all gone and ready for the day.

Those who know me are aware of my ten mile bashes at certain times of the year in memory of my mates no longer here. I’ve blogged about it more than once in the past. It helps me mentally and it helps me to remember great mates.

Well, every now and again between other fitness routines, I’ll throw in a ten mile tab/run with boots and a 30lb Bergen just for the hell of it…or really to mix up my training routines.

It’s just another fitness event, but boy does it relax me. There’s nothing better than throwing on a pack and going for it. Preferably over the hills, but for me my preferred hills are thousands of miles away…the Brecon Beacons in Wales.

So for an easy fit (excuse the pun) the generally quiet roads of my wee town over here are just fine for going out jogging, and the odd tab/run with the Bergen when I can’t give up the whole day to travel to the hills.

Five to eight miles is generally my limit these days, but occasionally I’ll throw in a ten…such as this morning.

Feeling great, back to a different fitness event tomorrow…the Concept 2 rower.

Published by: bobshepherdauthor

Bestselling author Bob Shepherd has spent nearly forty years operating in conflict areas around the world. A twenty year veteran of Britain’s elite 22 SAS Regiment with nearly two decades of private security work to his credit, Bob has successfully negotiated some of the most dangerous places on earth as a special forces soldier and a private citizen. Bob comments regularly on security issues and has appeared on CNN International, BBC, SKY News, and BBC Radio. He has also authored numerous articles and books including the Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller The Circuit. In addition to writing and lecturing, Bob continues to advise individuals operating in hostile environments. For more of his insights on security and geopolitics visit www.bobshepherdauthor.com

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  1. I need a kick up the backside on occasion.
    Your boot worked again, thanks, reminded me of being just 50, so no excuse, just the little voice trying to boss it up in my ear, saying dont bother…
    All the best. Thanks.

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